Autofill is when a piece of software automatically inputs text or data into a web form, message, spreadsheet, or database. This can either be based on predictive analysis (e.g., Gmail will try to guess what you’re about to type next based on what you typed previously) or can be pulled from information you’ve previously saved within the software (e.g., credit card information).
If you’re using Google Chrome, you can turn on basic autofill features by navigating to Settings: Autofill. For more advanced autofill features, you can download the free autofill extension for Chrome called Magical. With Magical, you can save entire message templates and autofill them with two simple keystrokes. To get started, all you need to do is click the little green “Magical” icon within your browser.
To get started with Magical, head to the Chrome extension store, search for Magical, and hit “Add to Chrome.” Our user-friendly onboarding will walk you through common templates, as well as how to create and insert your own templates.
To get started with Magical, head to the Chrome extension store, search for Magical, and hit “Add to Chrome.” You’ll get started with step-by-step instructions on how to autofill whatever information is most important to you.
To choose the right autofill software, you should keep in mind the following questions: What type of information do I want to autofill? Am I going to be using a single device, or will I need to autofill across multiple different operating systems or mobile devices? Do I need to only autofill my own personal information, or would I get value out of autofilling other pieces of information as well?
Before paying for autofill, we highly recommend trying some of the free options available. For example, you can install Magical in under five minutes and evaluate whether or not it has the right autofill features for you.
In Chrome, your traditional autofill settings are located right where you’d expect them to be: Settings: Autofill. If you’ve installed Magical, you can find the autofill settings by clicking the green icon and then the “Home” button to see your workspace.
To autofill forms with your own personal information, you can use the built-in Chrome autofill features. Once you fill out a form for the first time, the browser will ask whether you’d like to save the information for future use. If you agree to this, then the next time you hit a similar form online you’ll be able to autofill it using the same information.
To autofill forms or spreadsheets with other information you find online, you can use the Magical app. Simply open the information in one tab and your form or spreadsheet in the other. Then, click the Magical icon on your browser to start autofilling the data.
A simple autofill example would be when a website remembers your email address and automatically fills it for you the next time you visit to login. A more ✨Magical ✨autofill example would be opening a LinkedIn profile, deciding you want to message that person, going into Gmail, and then typing “Outreach-2” into the compose box. The app will recognize you’re messaging the person from LinkedIn, and autofill their personal information into your outreach template. (Woah.)
Autofill can save you a ton of time, but it’s not for everyone. If you want to turn off autofill in Google Chrome, you can do so by navigating to Settings: Autofill. If you want to turn off Magical autofill, you can do so by going into Extensions: Manage Extensions.
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